Estella - Lizarra
Debut album by the super group from Blaenau – described as an emotional journey through jazz, funk, soul, reggae and pop!!
Estella formed in the late 90’s during their Coleg Meirion Dwyfor years when Lauren (lead singer) composed a song as part of her course work – Kaz (her brother and guitar) and Phil (friend and drummer) helped her perform a short set. The response made them think seriously about forming a band and this is when Robbie was recruited as bass player, Asa (Kaz and Lauren’s brother) as another guitarist also Hann ap Ionas and Siaron James as percussion duo and sound engineers. They haven’t looked back! The title ‘Lizarra’ has come from a town in Nafarrda, in the Basque country, Northern Spain. When the group first came up with the name ESTELLA, they had no idea that the Basque town of LIZARRA had the Spanish name ESTELLA. Hann and Siaron discovered this while touring with Bob Delyn a’r Ebillion and made a promise that Estella would make every effort to go there and tour – and so they did and have made many close friends and contacts from the experience.